Tag: Zack Wheeler

The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

The last time the Mets had a youth movement, it was the in early 80’s and they were coming off a terrible run of losing seasons. The likes of Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, and Darryl Strawberry roamed the grounds at Shea Stadium and they quickly made a name for themselves especially […]

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Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power numbers. It may be harder to judge […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

Tommy K. asks… When do you think we’ll see Rafael Montero in Citi Field? Joe D. replies… Good question. The organization is very high on Montero and not too many 22-year old pitching prospects from A-Ball get invited to spring training and stick around as long as he did. Montero needs a little work mechanically […]

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What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, answers the question as to why Aaron Laffey will get the start on Sunday instead of some guy named Wheeler-something? The strategy is this, according to team insiders: Bide their time and plug it up until Zack Wheeler arrives in town. “That can be read as a good sign for […]

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Baseball America: Mets Minor League Roster Analysis

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Minor League Roster Analysis

Baseball America released a brief minor league roster analysis for each team’s Top 10 Prospects. Here is Matt Eddy’s lowdown on the Mets. Things they said: The top two starters from the 2012 short-season Brooklyn club will skip a level and proceed directly to high Class A St. Lucie. RHP Luis Mateo’s wicked fastball-slider combo enabled him […]

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Mets Minors: Starters For All Four Mets Affiliates Tonight

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Starters For All Four Mets Affiliates Tonight

Four of New York’s minor league teams open action tonight and here are tonight’s starters: RHP Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League at Sacramento. Game time is 10:05 PM EDT. RHP Rafael Montero will take the hill for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League at Akron. Game time is […]

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Dillon Gee Makes His Comeback This Afternoon With No Fears

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Makes His Comeback This Afternoon With No Fears

The cold didn’t bother Matt Harvey last night, but the Mets will pay close attention this afternoon to Dillon Gee if the temperatures drop during his start against the San Diego Padres. In the quest of rooting for good stories, Gee is up there in his attempt to come back from emergency surgery to repair a blocked artery in […]

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Mets Minors: Top 10 PCL Prospects To Watch In 2013

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Top 10 PCL Prospects To Watch In 2013

With Pacific Coast League action kicking off tomorrow, April 4, MiLB.com has released their top ten prospects to watch from the PCL in 2013. The Mets will have two of the top five players on that list when play opens up tomorrow in Travis d’Arnaud (4) and Zack Wheeler (5). It’s unclear how long many of […]

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Marcum Heading To NYC To Be Examined By Team Doctors

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Heading To NYC To Be Examined By Team Doctors

MMO’s John Delcos is reporting that Shaun Marcum is flying from Port St. Lucie to New York to be examined by team doctors. “He has some real discomfort running from his shoulder up through his neck,” said manager Terry Collins during his pregame press conference with reporters at Citi Field. “What that is, where it starts, […]

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